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2015 KCCAA Spring Visa Day Notice

2015 KCCAA Spring Visa Day Notice


When: Saturday, March 28th, 1:30 – 4:30pm

Where: Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church
(10101 England Dr, Overland Park, KS 66212)
Service Items: Chinese visa only (no Chinese passport, or travel certificate, etc.)
Visa Fees: Follow the consulate office requirements, prepare money order or cashier's check
written to "Chinese Consulate General Office in Chicago"


Basic Documents

  • Original passport with at least six (6) months of remaining validity.
  • One completed visa application form, and one color passport photo
  • Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)
  • Photocopy of previous Chinese passport or previous Chinese visa (applicable to foreign citizens those who were Chinese citizen and have obtained foreign citizenship)

Supporting Documents (Refer to the Consulate website for details)


For L Visa:


Document showing the itinerary including air tickets booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation letter should contain:

1). Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, and etc).

2). Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.)

3). Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)


Please refer to Consulate website for the detailed supporting document requirement for all other visa types.


Please follow instructions published by the Chinese Consulate Office in Chicago:


KCCAA Processing Fee (Cash/Check/Money Order): $40 (KCCAA member), $50 (Non-member) per passport


No need to pay separate shipping if you plan to pick up your passport/visa from KCCAA. Usually passport/visa will be ready for pick-up in 2 weeks, and KCCAA will contact you directly.


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In Memory of Dr. E. Grey Dimond


Dr. E. Grey Dimond, founder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine passed away November 3, 2013. His life was devoted to the practice of medicine, to medical education and, for the latter half of his life, to promoting friendship between his country and China.

He was a very early president, 1961-1962, of the American College of Cardiology and, at his death, the oldest surviving president.

During his military service in Japan, Dimond was sent to Shanghai to examine Americans who had been imprisoned there by the Japanese. From that experience, he made himself knowledgeable about China. In 1971, his friend, journalist Edgar Snow, arranged for Dimond and his teacher, Paul Dudley White, to visit China. The two men were the first American physicians in China in twenty-two years. Dimond made the re-establishment of friendly relations between the two countries a prime duty. In his life, he made forty trips to Asia, hosted numerous American groups on visits to China, brought many students from China to UMKC, and, capping all this, he and his wife adopted a Chinese daughter in 1980.

The prominent international correspondent for the New York Times, Harrison Salisbury, wrote in 1988, 'Grey Dimond's energy, imagination and dedication to public and professional welfare are unique in my experience. No one whom I know has done as much single-handed for the betterment of Chinese-American relations and that is only one of his many preoccupations.'

Dr. Dimond's father was from a prominent Mississippi family. The couple was visiting and Christmas shopping in St. Louis, his mother's home city, when she went into labor. Grey was born on his mother's birthday, December 8, 1918, and the family returned to Terre Haute, Indiana five days after his birth. During testimony in Jefferson City, Missouri, attempting to get funding for the new medical school, one of the legislators challenged Dimond as to why a Mississippi native was asking for Missouri money. The reply: "I was born in St. Louis and my mother's family came to Missouri in 1815, before it became a State. When did your family come?" The legislator choked, then recovered with a laugh, and said, 'You win! My father came here from Italy!' Dimond did not volunteer that he had lived in St. Louis only the first five days of his life.

As a youth, Dimond enjoyed sports, lettered in high school in football and track

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斯诺研讨会 肯珀分享中国见闻


密苏里大学堪城分校(UMKC)埃德加‧斯诺基金会(Edgar Snow,简称ESMF)日前在堪萨斯市具歷史性的旧火车站举行年会,应邀担任主讲人的密州堪城市立图书馆馆长肯珀(Crosby Kemper III)在会上和大家分享他在中国教学一年的见闻。年会约有300多人参加。


当晚,首先由ESMF名誉主席密州堪萨斯市市长夫人柯利夫顿-詹姆斯(Licia Clifton-James)及UMKC校长夫人莫顿(Yvette Morton)致欢迎词。 主持晚会的ESMF执行长南茜‧希尔(Nancy Hill)介绍斯诺纪念基金会的宗旨,为通过中美人民之间的文化、经济和教育合作,致力培养双方更深刻和持久的友谊关系。斯诺被认为是第一个参访中共领导人毛泽东的西方记者,著有「西行漫记」,纪录从中共创建至1930年期间的中国共产主义运动。 她也指出,斯诺研讨会每隔一年分别轮流在北京和堪城召开,明年在堪城召开的第16届斯诺研讨会,主题为「斯诺的堪萨斯城:艺术和创业相交的地方」。



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Member Benefits

  • Member discount at our yearly Visa / Passport Event hosted by KCCAA and the China Consulate-General Office in Chicago.
  • Member Discount tickets for New Year Celebration and other year-round performances
  • 7% discount with cash purchase at 888 International Market (Cash only. Minimum $10 purchase excluding tax required. Not valid with any other offer.)
  • 7% discount with cash purchase at Ho’s Oriental Market (Cash only. Minimum $10 purchase excluding tax required. Excluding sales price and case price items.)
  • 15% discount at Thai Place Restaurant (9359 W. 87th Street, OP, KS 66216)
  • 10% discount at China Panda – Top 100 Chinese Take-out Restaurant in US (913-685-8858, 12084 W. 135th, Overland Park, 66221)
  • $15 discount for each international ticket at Gateway Travel (六福旅行社,913-383-8880)
  • 5% discount at China Tom Restaurant (not valid with any other offer)
  • FREE House inspection on house purchase and FREE 1 year home warranty on house sales with Kathy Li, Platinum Realty (office located inside 888 Market)
  • 20% discount first facial treatment by Aly Sim Spa at 10126 W 119th Street,
  • 10% discount for each shopping at Cathay Natural Store for Chinese herbal remedies, Chinese herbs, Chinese Tea, and so on. Please visit for more details.
  • 10% discount for each Traditional Chinese medical treatments, including acupuncture and Chinese herbs with Dr. Cathay Fung. Please visit for more details.
  • 10% discount at All Starz Entertainment & Speakers.
  • FREE or discounted entry to all KCCAA activities.
  • FREE posting non-commercial messages (such as moving sale, looking for baby-sitter etc.) to Yahoo Group Mailing List maintained by KCCAA while a non-member will have to pay $15 each time. For commercial messages (revenue generated or advertisement), a member only pay $15 (waived if sponsored any of the above events) while a non-member will have to pay $30 each time.


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KCCAA is planning a series of activities that will continue the expansion and appreciation of cultural diversity. We will continue to expand our over 1,000 member base and solidify our strong foundation in the Kansas City community for generations to come.

A recent example of KCCAA’s impact was our largest fundraiser for the KC Friendship School in China, a project that resulted from the earthquake ravaged Sichuan Province in China. Despite this catastrophic event, many participated through numerous Kansas City cultural and educational area programs to provide local inhabitants with hope. For those who supported this project, we thank you and we are greatly humbled by your outpouring of compassion.

Your gift allows us to continue giving back to the community, and keeps our organization strong and vibrant.


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